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Pit Bull Attacks Three Children In Laurel

| August 22, 2013, 11:43 AM | 3 Comments

On August 21, 2013, at 11:27 a.m., officers from the Western District responded to a report of a dog attack in the 300 block of Dameron South in Laurel. Initial information relayed to officers indicated three children were attacked in the neighborhood while walking with their babysitter.

Upon arrival, officers learned that three juvenile females were suffering from minor bite and scratch wounds inflicted by a two-year-old Pit Bull Terrier that was now confined in the home of its owner located on the same street as the attack. The children, ages 2, 4 and 6, were all from the same family. The investigation revealed the animal escaped from its yard because a fence gate was left open. The adult babysitter stated that the dog saw the children, darted out of the yard and commenced the attack. During the commotion, the babysitter was able to retreat with the children to their residence in the 300 block of Dameron South. Officers learned the animal was now confined in its owner’s residence. Officers requested Animal Control to respond and it was learned that the Pit Bull did not have a current rabies vaccination. The Pit Bull was seized without incident and taken to the Animal Control facility for investigation and quarantine.

Further investigation by responding patrol units revealed an additional victim of this animal attack after a door to door canvas of the neighborhood was conducted. The victim, a 66-year-old female from the 300 block of Dameron South, reported she was taking out the trash when she was attacked by the same dog today. The animal lunged and knocked her to the ground, causing a minor head injury and wounds to her knee. The woman’s sister saw the attack and fended the dog off with a broom.

The three children were either treated with first aid or taken to Laurel Regional Hospital, where they were treated and released. The 66-year-old victim refused medical treatment. The owner(s) of the Pit Bull have been notified of the incident. This investigation is continuing and has been turned over to Animal Control.


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  1. jh93989 says:

    Wont even allow a comment pointing out your bias? You are one sad man.

  2. Very hurt mom says:

    Hello, I’m the mother of the little girls that was attacked by this dog!! This was in no way a minor attack!!! My 3 year was bitten in the back of of her head by the dog!!!!! I have plenty of pictures and video from the enmergency room of blood rushing from my daughter’s head!!!! The dog bit my other baby but luckly she was wearing a very loose dress, the dog grabed her by her dress and dragged my 19 pound baby down the side walk! We have more than enough pictures of her bloody knees and scratches on her knee!! The police said I could have been worst so trust me I’m very angry but very very very thank for to God that my babies are still alive!!! I love all dogs and have nothing against pitbulls! This very same dog attacked my children and I two months ago! I was sitting on my front steeps in June waiting for my daughter’s school bus when this same pitbull into my yard and jumped on my daughter while she was standing waiting for her bus! I grabed my baby fought ex the dog off and called 911. Police and animal control came. Animal control came left me with a compliant form to fill out and return to them. Later in the day the dog owner came over my house and apologized and asked that I don’t fill out the form. He promised his dog will never attack us again. It hurts that I trusted him back then now here we are today one of my daughter has dog teeth holes in the back of her head and my other daughter’s skin is teared off of knee and legs!!!! After the first attack I was trying to be a nice neighbor but after my babies gets attacked by the same dog in two months I’m a very very upset mother!!!

  3. Tommy says:

    All are capable but not all of them take advantage of their opportunities with the frequency or viciousness of the Pitt Bull…. That in conjunction with the sheer power and jaw strength they have makes for a dangerous combination…

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